You Can Help Just By Telling a Friend Why You Love Readeo!
You’ve used Readeo and seen it’s benefits, now tell your friends to join Readeo! Promote literacy among your family and friends and help us give more books to children who need them!
Why Do We Need Your Help?
The majority of American children struggle with literacy. The National Assessment of Educational Progress reports 70% of students entering fourth grade read below the appropriate grade level. This statistic is even more alarming when you consider the educational focus in the fourth grade shifts from learning to read to reading to learn. If a child can’t read well in the fourth grade, he begins to struggle to learn and falls behind.
Providing more access to books and reading with children are two important ways to improve childhood literacy. Readeo Reach Out is our effort to make a difference in these areas!
Reach Out & Give a Book
Through First Book, a leading non-profit in the children’s literacy space, we give a book to a child in need each time a new Member signs up for Readeo. For 20 years, First Book has worked with communities nationwide to provide books to children in need, and now Readeo is teaming up to help them extend their reach.
Did you know?
In low income neighborhoods, there is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children. In middle income neighborhoods, there are 13 age-appropriate books per child!
Reach Out Reading Buddies
Readeo is pioneering a new, more convenient way for volunteers to read with children in schools. As long as a volunteer has Internet access and a webcam, he can read with a child from anywhere!
We’ve partnered with Chicago International Charter School to launch our pilot eVolunteering program. Our e-volunteers read with a reading buddy in the Loomis K-2 school for 30 minutes each week using Readeo’s BookChat. If you’d like to get involved in this program, please e-mail us at email@example.com or visit our E-Volunteering Launch Announcement for more information.